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Melissa B. Haire

member since: 9/26/2005
 

Are they the same camera?


I am looking at a 35 mm camera on E-bay. Its a Sears KS1000 is it the same as a Pentax K 1000? If not does it use the same size lens?

9/27/2005 8:31:57 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/14/2005
  Most Sears SLR cameras were made by Ricoh. The Sears KS1000 is the same as the Ricoh XR-1s.

It is very similar in function to the Pentax K1000, and yes, it uses the same Pentax K-mount lenses as the K1000.

9/27/2005 9:17:35 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  Very similar, but not the same. The Sears camera was made by Ricoh rather than Pentax, but does use Pentax K-mount lenses. An instruction manual is at http://www.butkus.org/chinon/sears_ks-1000/sears_ks-1000-splash.htm

9/27/2005 9:18:33 AM

 

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